Product Type: George Hunter Original
Newest Review: ... the lack of embellishment means that they go with nearly all my outfit choices. These flip flops are only £2 which I think is abso... more
An Uncomfortable Experience
George Basic Flip Flops
Member Name: rotunda
George Basic Flip Flops
Advantages: They were very cheap, good range of 'interesting' colours
Disadvantages: They were horribly uncomfortable, I didn't like them at all
I am not the sort of girl who usually goes for flatties, when it comes to shoes. However, I have recently come home after a two week holiday and I invested in some cheap ones just for the sole purpose of taking on holiday, you understand, as my friends kept on telling me that I couldn't possibly wear heels for the entire two weeks! I bought these extremely cheap, extremely basic looking flip-flops in black from George at Asda. I bought black as I really did think all the other colours on offer looked trashy and terrible, if I am completely honest. They were quite garish and 'in your face' and the terrible colours made them look even nastier! Sorry to anyone who has a pair in any other colour other than black - but I just don't like this type of shoe so I was slightly biased to start with!
I bought a medium size - fits shoe size 5/6 and this gave me ample room around the whole of my foot. They were only £2 so it wasn't like I was making a massive investment. I have to admit to the sole being surprisingly soft and comfortable and a lot easier to wear than I had anticipated. I liked the fact that the base of the flip-flop had small indentations and was also slightly embossed. I felt this made my foot 'adhere' to the bottom of the flip-flop better, and made them feel more secure on my foot and less likely that my foot might slip out. I wandered around in them at home the same night in my pj's, just to get used to them and made sure they felt okay on my feet. They did!
Being on holiday, however, and wearing them on a daily basis was another matter entirely. They have the standard Y bar at the front and this is designed to allow your largest and second largest toes slip between, thus holding the flip flop in place. I found that as I was wandering around, sightseeing, going to the beach, etc., my feet were constantly slipping out of the bottom of the flip-flop and landing on the ground.
Added to this was the fact that the Y bar rubbed me so bad I was in agony and had really horrible blisters - especially between the toes of my right foot. It to could just be that I am not used to wearing this type of footwear, but I truly did not find them at all comfortable and felt it was a real struggle to keep them on my feet. Most days I wore my New Look blue canvas wedges and I personally found these heaps more comfortable.
Overall, I was not impressed with these flip-flops. They were basic and cheap but oh so uncomfortable - I would never buy them again or recommend them at all.
I award them only one star I am afraid.
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